How to Make Last-Minute Lace Valentine Cardscomments (0) February 11th, 2009
Last month when I was in Texas, I had a chance to look through my grandmother's very large stash of sewing supplies. I came upon a huge bag of lace and lacy seam tape. As far as I know, my grandmother made all of her clothing, right down to her underwear! So most of this lace must have been for lingerie and underthings, none of which I make (although this might be the universe speaking to me to try it!). I wanted to find a way to use some of the lace for Valentine's Day cards, so I came up with these (which I sent off to the Etsy Share Your Love Project). I sent one to my grandma, too!
The way I assembled these cards makes it easy to make two 4-inch x 4-inch cards with the same lace pattern at the same time, which should speed up your process if you have lots of sweethearts. Of course, you can make the cards any size you want and add all sorts of trims and doodads. To make two 6-inch x 6-inch cards at a time, you can use a 12-inch x 12-inch sheet of cardstock. If you are mailing these, remember that square envelopes require extra postage (the small ones, however, will fit in a standard card envelope).
- 8-inch x 8-inch sheets of cardstock
- Glue stick (I used Craft Bond by Elmer's)
- 9-inch lengths of lace
Note: This project works best with really thin, synthetic laces with lots of mesh. Save your vintage hand-crocheted lace for another use, or use a heavier glue.
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